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an unannounced visit to the d.c. board of elections before it closed for the day. what did you just do? >> well, i just came down and filed to take out petitions for re-election. >> so this is your declaration you are seeking re-election? >> yes, this is my declaration. we are actually going to have a kick off event in early 2014. i think the goal now is to get the required number of signatures to get on the ballot. >> reporter: gray faces up hill challenges. federal prosecutors continue to investigate gray's 2010 campaign and an illegal shadow campaign that spent $650,000 to help elect him. four persons pled guilty. gray has not been charged nor publicly discussed that campaign. how will you address the 2010 campaign before the 2014 campaign? >> we are trying to look ahead, tom. the 2010 campaign has been discussed many, many times at many, many venues. it's still being investigated. i talked to you and other people about, you know, that i didn't do anything. so, the opportunity now is before me to be able to continue to do this job. i'm seizing on the opportunity. >> reporter: gray joins a fi
after mandela was elected president he turned to sport to help unite his still divided country. it was the 1995 rugby world cup. mandela encouraged the nation to believe in the slogan of one team, one country. the image of mandela wearing the color and handing the trophy to the team captain was a symbol of unification. 63,000 people in the stands for the game. afterwards, the captain summed up saying we didn't have the support of 63,000 south africans today, we have the support of 42 million. we are hearing from ali tonight. he taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. his was a spirit born free destined to soar above the rainbows. today, his spirit is soaring through the heavens. he is now forever free. >> some of the best in sports. >> it really is. >> thank you, dianna. >> nbc "nightly news" is coming up next. it is a one hour special report on nelson mandela. >> s once upon a time, an insurance clerk stumbled upon a cottage. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the thi
of my mouth. >> reporter: the colorful posters from 1994 when he was an election watcher in south africa. he likes the picture taken with mandela at the cia headquarters because of his fierce support for labor. >> that to me is the picture i will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> reporter: d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has her own memories. she was among four that helped spark demonstrations to bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade leaders there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life better for many people. >> there's not a lot to mourn if you consider the life he lived and his gift to the world. we always mourn for the passing of one of the great men of our time. in south africa they are dancing. they are jubilant because they understand their freedom is a straight line from his sacrifice. >> reporter: tom sherwood news 4. >> we hope you'll stay with news 4 and www.nbcwashington.com for continuing coverage of remembering the life of nelson mandela. you can see photos of mandela
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